McAfee Labs, Mobile Security

Suspicious Mobile App Finds Your Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter Accounts

Today many people use multiple web services, such as social networking and messaging services. Some users explicitly show their identity in these services, but others visit those services separately–as unidentifiable, different users. To protect their privacy, the latter group might not want their accounts and activities on multiple services to be associated with each other. …

McAfee Labs, Mobile Security

Automatic App Installation from Google Play Poses Big Risk

Android users usually download and install applications from the Google Play store through several interactions with the service–including viewing the app’s description and granting permission requests by the app. This confirmation procedure helps us avoid installing malicious and potentially unwanted apps. However, McAfee recently found a suspicious app on Google Play that almost automatically downloads, …

McAfee Labs, Mobile Security

Adult Voice-Service Apps on Google Play Japan Charge Users Without Notice

McAfee has reported on increasing fraudulent Android applications on Google Play in Japan this year, including one-click fraud applications and fraudulent adult dating service applications. The attackers are still looking for new victims using various techniques. We have also found a new variant of the one-click fraud application that lures careless users into adult voice-connection …

McAfee Labs, Mobile Security

Fraudulent Adult Dating Services Turn 10 Years Old, Still Evolving

McAfee Mobile Research monitors adult one-click-fraud applications on Google Play that are targeted at Japanese users. Although the attackers appeared to have stopped uploading these apps in May, they have now resumed the attacks. We have confirmed about 600 malicious applications have been published since the beginning of April. We have also confirmed that another …